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Photo: Mr. Teina BishopMr. Teina BISHOP

  • Member for Arutanga, Reureu & Nikaupara
  • Aitutaki
  • Member of the COOK ISLANDS PARTY
  • DOB: 11th April 1959
  • POB: Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Parliamentary Services:

First elected as a Member of Parliament of the Cook Islands in the General Election held in June 1999. Re-elected in the 2004 General Election and on the 26th September 2006, Snap Election.

Appointed Deputy Speaker 2004-2005.

Ministerial Appointments:

Appointed Minister of Environment and Outer Islands in 2006 for 5 months.

Committee Service:

Service Information:

Entered the Public Service as a secondary school teacher and on 19th October 1991 started own business with wife Annie - the Bishops Cruises and later in 1994 the TNM retail shop in Arutanga, Aitutaki.

Visits, Conferences and Delegations:

Attended CPA Presiding & Clerks Conference in 2005;

Community Services:

Patron of Sports Organisation and Culture teams in Aitutaki. Supports all community activities & programmes for the villages of Arutanga, Reureu and Nikaupara.

Education:

Attended Araura Primary school and Aitutaki Junior High School. On scholarship attended the University of the South Pacific.

Personal:

Mr. Bishop is married to Annie (nee Green) from Australia in 1989. They have three (3) daughters, Maria Elsie born 21/2/92, Tania Helen born 8/5/93 and Naomi May born 14/8/95.